* ActorAllusion: Possible example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv9MESOwQUg "At The Opera Tonight"]] features Sarah Brightman in a hooded gown, walking through a graveyard with a bouquet of roses while singing. [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera That's certainly not]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mURgDtpLasw familiar or anything, is it?]]
** Paris Hilton plays a spoiled, sexually promiscuous heiress with minimal singing talent.
*** And a drug addiction. Can't forget that.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Nathan is a possessive father who deprives his daughter of any contact with the outside world out of a selfish fear of losing her, thus giving her no experience outside of his interactions with her. He also [[spoiler: poisons his own offspring]], which could prove to be the very reason he loses her in the first place. He is an evil captor who has a sympathetic motive.
** Also, does anyone else find it creepy he's so obsessed with Shilo being like his wife? He also buys her some really short clothing.
*** It was mentioned somewhere that Nathan's trying to keep Shilo as a little girl, which is why he buys her clothes that are too small - he's afraid of what her growing up might mean.
** At least one fan has suggested that Blind Mag may be a feminist, based on some lyrics of "Chase the Morning". Given the way women (and indeed, Mag herself) are treated in [[CrapsackWorld Repo's universe]], the idea doesn't seem unlikely.
* AscendedFanon: The creative team has been very accepting of fan theories (such as the idea that Single Mom's name is actually "MarySue").
* AwesomeMusic: Many. "Chase the morning" and "Zydrate Anatomy" are two examples.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: ''Seventeen.''
* CreepyAwesome: Blind Mag, Graverobber & Pavi Largo.
* CriticalDissonance: Most critics were tough on this film. They warned people away, rated it as low as possible, expressed horror at the casting choices, scoffed at the low budget, and generally just sat there being sick into their hats. But to no avail -- a large percentage of the people who actually watched the film loved it, and Repo! has gathered together a very strong underground following.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Just about anything to do with the Largo siblings. And Nathan under the influence of his psychotic Repo Man personality playing ventriloquist with a corpse definitely deserves mention too. The last part with the puppet is probably the freakiest moment in the entire film, and it's subtle and small as Hell: he and the puppet are singing at the same time.
* CultClassic
* DieForOurShip: Amber for the Shilo/Grave-Robber fans, even though Shilo has no romantic feelings for Grave-Robber and Amber is just one of ''many'' women Grave-Robber apparently has a relationship with.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Pretty much all of the male characters, many of them doubling as in-universe examples (save for Luigi, whom no-one in-universe likes.)
* EarWorm: ''EVERYTHING.''
** Zydrate comes in a little glass vial.
*** A little glass vial?
*** A LITTLE GLASS VIAL!
** And the little glass vial goes into the gun like a battery.
*** Ah! Ah!
** And the Zydrate Gun goes somewhere against your anatomy.
** And when the gun goes off it sparks, and you're ready for surgery.
*** SURGERY!
** [[TearJerker Didn't know I loved you so much...but I do.]]
** THIIIIIIINGS YOU SEEEEEEEEEEE IN A GRAAAAAAAAAVEYAAAAAAAAARD........
** ''REEEEEEEEEEEEEPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!''
*** ''REEEEEEEEEEEEEPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!''
** CHA-HA-ASE THE MORNING! YIELD FOR NOTHING!
** Lungs and livers and bladders and hearts!
** What's the matter, Graverobber? Can't get it up if the girl's breathing?
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Graverobber is actually a relatively minor character, but has one of the biggest fan followings. Single Mom has something of a [[TheScrappy reverse Ensemble Darkhorse]] going on - even though she only appears for a few moments, the fans ''hate'' her.
** Single Mom's been somewhat RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap since the shadowcast performances started, due to the brave shadow actresses who flash the audience live.
** Don't forget DJ Granny. Does she even get 10 seconds of screen time?
** Is there anyone who doesn't love Blind Mag?
* EvilIsSexy:
** Given the fans' opinions on Luigi and Pavi, plus the attention they both get throughout the film...
*** And let's take a moment to recall that these are, respectively, the psychotic manchild who will stab anyone at a moment's notice and the guy who rapes and murders women then steals their faces to wear.
** [[spoiler: Nathan,]] for some, as well as Amber.
* ExecutiveMeddling: An attempt at it, anyway. In the DVD commentary, Darren Bousman mentions several instances of having to go to war with one or more of the producers in order to get a certain scene into the final cut. As Bousman refused to name names, however, it is anyone's guess as to whether these fights were with various producers, or all with the same producer who just happened to be a pain in the arse.
* IdiotPlot:
** People go along with plans against them or manipulations they ''had songs about figuring out'' or present when they were first explained, do nothing to avoid falling for them, and then act surprised at the reveal.
* InternetBackdraft: Never mention Film/RepoMen or Website/TheAgonyBooth recap in front of this film's fans.
* JerkassWoobie: Arguably Rotti and his children, at least Luigi.
* JustHereForGodzilla:
** Fans of Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton, Bill Mosely, and/or Nivek Ogre went to see ''Repo!'' based solely on their favourite actor/singer's appearance therein. Many of them are now devoted fans of the movie.
** Take a look at the musician list, and see members of Bauhaus, Music/{{Korn}}, Rasputina, and Music/GunsNRoses being credited, then look at the who the music producer is- XJapan's bandleader. And then watch "Seventeen" -- see that Joan Jett cameo? That's right- people WILL have found this film because of rock bands.
** There's also Anne Danielewski who people might remember from the 90's as ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/Poe Poe]]''.
** A lot of steampunk/cyberpunk and related communities got very excited prior to the film's release, and while the film does deliver on dystopian sci-fi, pretty much all the steampunk is relegated to the square and a few background repo men over at GeneCo.
* LesYay: Marni and Blind Mag. Also Amber Sweet and the Genterns in "Zydrate Anatomy".
* MagnificentBastard:
** Rotti Largo, Rotti Largo, ROTTI LARGO. ''Things You See In A Graveyard'', ''Gold'', and ''We Started This Op'ra Shit'', and ''Piece De Resistance'' showcase this especially well.
** His daughter Amber Sweet also shows signs of this. Not only did get her face restored to perfection, she also took over the company in spite of her bad reputation and previous [[HumiliationConga public humilation]].
* OlderThanTheyThink:
** Persons claim that this movie is a rip-off of the novel Reposession Mambo... despite the fact that the novel was first published in 2009 whereas the film came out in 2008 (The novel was in development as early as 1996, but that doesn't count). This itself ignores that the opera itself was first performed as a stage-show in 2001 and portions of the music were first performed as operettas in the 1990s.
** One [[http://blogs.amctv.com/horror-hacker/2010/02/repo-men-and-repo-the-genetic-opera.php film critic]] made this claim, until they were called on it.
* PainfulRhyme: ''TheMovie!'' It tends to be most obvious in the songs that are less plot-important.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** To an extent, Paris Hilton. Many ''Repo!'' fans went in to see the film unhappy about her having a role, but after seeing her performance, came out with at least a grudging respect for her. A fair number have actually grown quite fond of her, defending her where they would once have joined in with the mocking.
* TheScrappy: Single Mom, for all that she barely appears in one scene, is seen as incredibly obnoxious.
** Arguably, "Seventeen" counts as a scrappy ''song''. It's easily the least liked among the fanbase.
* SelectiveSquick: Rotti is fine with having debtors brutally disembowelled in front of him, but reacts badly to Amber's disfigurement. [[JustifiedTrope Granted, it comes as a shock, and it's his own daughter.]]
* {{Squick}}:
** Pretty much every time Shilo is on screen with an adult character, Amber Sweet's surgery montage, ''Mark It Up'', Grave-Robber getting up close and personal with his corpses, ''Blame Not My Cheeks'', [[spoiler:Blind Mag's final song]]. Also, you might be squicked if you think too much about the meaning behind Rotti putting his arm around Mag and saying "technically you belong to [=GeneCo=]."
** How about the fact that the large intestine is apparently the consistency of bread dough?
* {{Shipping}}
** FanPreferredCouple: Shilo/Graverobber, Luigi/Mag.
*** Shilo/Graverobber is a creator-preferred couple, as Terrance Zdunich says.
** PortmanteauCoupleName: Grilo, Gramber.
** ShipTease: Graverobber and Amber in "Come Up and Try My New Parts" and "Zydrate Anamoty".
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** Neither Nathan nor Shiloh ever find out [[spoiler: that Rotti was the one who had Marni killed.]] Nathan's RoaringRampageOfRevenge would have been ''epic''.
** It's implied that Nathan realises that Rotti poisoned Marni when Rotti tells Shilo "Your dad deserved whatever happened to him, he needed me and so do you!" and Nathan says in a very menacing tone "''I remember''". At this point however, his love for Shilo and desire to protect her from Rotti surpasses his urge for vengeance. At the time he's been left crippled in a wheelchair by the Genterns so he's not in any fit state to fight anyway.
** Also the fact that Rotti actually did take Marnie's murder to his death makes it all the more disturbing as often in real life, monsters such as JosefStalin [[KarmaHoudini die before being seen for all that they really are]].
* UnintentionallySympathetic:
** Not only is Rotti Largo terminally ill, he's had to deal with Luigi, Amber, and Pavi. They could make anyone turn into a bastard.
** Luigi, Amber, and Pavi ''also'' qualify though. Luigi has a sad moment after [[spoiler: Rotti's death]], during the press conference. After his spontaneous temper tantrum, he starts crying, and the last thing we hear him say is, [[spoiler: *Sob.* "Dad!"]] in a pathetic voice. Also, when Rotti disowns his children onstage and calls them useless, Pavi lets out such a pathetic little wail that some viewers expressed the desire to reach into the screen and hug him. As for Amber, the face humiliation is bad enough, but the sad look she has when her father disowns her publically also gets her some sympathy points.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: A lot of people take their young children to see this movie, because hey, it has the girl from SpyKids in it! And it's a musical! Never mind that it was directed by [[{{Saw}} Darren Lynn Bousman]], or that the other stars include two horror film veterans and a violent gangster film veteran, or that the tamest of the trailers still contains a shot of someone being disemboweled...
* WTHCastingAgency:
** One of the best examples ever. You would never, ever, ''ever'' expect to find this group of people in the same movie, and some, like Sarah Brightman, you'd never think to find in that ''kind'' of movie.
** A behind-the-scenes example: The director ''vehemently'' refused to even consider Paris Hilton. Eventually they made him audition her, and she rocked out so hard that he hired her on the spot.
** [[ActorAllusion Kinda funny that they'd object to letting a spoiled heiress play a spoiled heiress.]]
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